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hewitt set to receive the nobel peace prize amid protests and speculation over the award losing its credibility. opposition in bahrain the pledges of talks without preconditions amid what appears to be a crackdown on dissent. and egypt faces more opposition protests and a boycott of the draft constitution despite the president giving up his recently extended powers. costing live from moscow you're watching r t i'm kerry johnston three presidents of the european union's main bodies are due to accept the nobel peace prize at
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a grand ceremony in oslo before the prize was handed out hundreds marched through the center of the norwegian capital in protest it comes on the heels of several previous winners issuing an open letter to the nobel foundation claiming that he does not deserve it because he's also found out he's on the only issues undermining the credibility of the prize. one day live in a nation where they will not be deterred. by the content of back character was the one that can be probably would have you come to. however the nobel peace prize is only awarded to a living person but this is when a test search criteria especially when it comes to finances the announcement the european union was to pick up the twenty. twelve gongs sparked
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a heated debate the award was being discredited particularly after the outrage it was picked it up recently to be frank inside the united states i don't think very many people pay attention to the nobel peace prize anymore large numbers of americans were stunned when yasser arafat received the nobel peace prize many years ago president obama was given a prize for reasons that no one understood see what's. done over the last twelve months to convince the nobel committee it's worthy of such a prestigious award. it supported regime change in foreign countries and several member states indulged in violent crackdowns on demonstrators outraged by the failure of the government's. skeptics. think it devalues the whole concept of the peace prize what's really happening is that the european union is having its worst year ever but it's mates and the international community coming
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to its aid for it to have been awarded of the announcement to be made in the very week that i went to athens i was greeted not just by tens of thousands of protesters but people dressed up in swastikas and giving it the salutes frankly i grew up in a europe that was divided from east to west but i'm now living in a europe that is divided from north to south and never at any point in the history of this union has there been more discord of rancor that we currently go among more moderate voices there are concerns the peace prize is being used as a political football i think this award basically does a lot kind of discredit past people who won this prize i mean it demonstrates a sort of heavy politicization of the use of this war and now it's been suggested that this year's winner of the peace prize picked it up more for not having done something as opposed to having food that peace around the globe. it seems like they
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got the prize more because there hasn't been any war in europe for many decades rather than having done anything specific i think as long as civic institutions like the nobel prize continue to lose their legitimacy and their spirit through political favorites and these prizes are always political but obvious political favoritism and maneuvering i think it actually takes something away and i think it's actually damaging leaves the whole institution of the prize facing the question whether the nobility is being drained from the nobel peach all of. the greek prime minister has visited the various in an attempt to restore some faith in athens and turn as some are says a trip to the german region comes after greece set in motion a plan to buy back some of the country's debt and want to qualify for more financial aid from the e.u. and i.m.f. but constitutional law professor george a country believes the way the union chose to deal with the crisis is unsustainable . so most.
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but unfortunately. it isn't easy to. control just that you're going to. be. but of course it's real easy for you to so such an. experience so. serious. or is the e.u. pursuing the goal of a united europe at the expense of individual nations take center stage in the latest edition of people of els cross-talk just over twenty five minutes time. of course the european union has to be based on subsidy or its principle which means
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that the decisions are made close as possible to the citizens on the other only or is that a case is that the case song sure thing is that the case let me finish all right go ahead yeah yeah of course about dontcha think that. in a case that a federal union existed with a federal strong budget that the sovereignty of the european citizens overall would be better than we have now in that crisis we are all victims at the moment because we do not have a fully fledged clearly question is that people join to create something like the united states yeah i mean they are going to join it to create a united states of europe. that it has to be discussed i'm sorry i was saying yes there is no alternative to that and if they don't want to be. bound to a federal union or european union or state of the united states of europe they can of course leave or negotiate the treaties.
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bahraini opposition groups say they're ready for open dialogue with the government without preconditions but they want any progress put to referendum this comes after a recent appeal for face to face negotiations by the monarchy scene is essential to quelling recent unrest. the report said some clear a turbulent gulf state is any closer to finding the road to peace. such as his life was shattered his sits on a municipal council in bahrain and several months ago he was shot by police during a peaceful protest started looking at his injuries he's lucky to be alive but a bit online what i was with many of the protesters when we were faced by riot police they did not hesitate to shoot us directly to the head of the bullets the police are using for hunting birds and animals i've been shot over one hundred ninety two well it's scattered all over my body in the head face arms or legs the most dangerous ones are those inside my lungs. is just one of hundreds who have
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suffered in the anti-government protests that started around twenty months ago when revolution fever was sweeping the middle east and north africa. in bahrain differs little from nation swept by the arab spring. but the stories never stop it is of the different areas against the regime against a dictatorship against the situation. one thousand five hundred prison others we have. every day we have a lot of. security forces surrounding the areas attacking the people. that was given the outcome of the arab spring of evils bahrain's ruling elite is doing its best to stamp out revolt the government recently slapped a ban on public gatherings bahrain's chief of police says it's not permanent but it is necessary we have introduced a temporary restriction on gatherings and protests and that is. one reason
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because lately we have seen these gatherings and protests have been taking. more violent. methods than one year we had over four hundred protests and that's more than one protest a day and we have tried to solve the problem however they didn't seem to be able to control protests and the gatherings despite the ban and the risk of arrest people are still gathering the hard core of the protest comes from poor neighborhoods as soon as we reached one we immediately and counted a small in peace who anti governmental rallies. some a simple salute to estimate how many people actually taking part there just a moment in bahrain that is that these protesters are being supported by the radical shia community which make up to seventy percent of this country's population. the ruling elite are sunni muslims and this may look like a sectarian war but the authorities firmly reject their actions are religiously
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motivated there is a radical movement in the opposition party they are hardliners they want to see regime change they want to implement their own style of government they seek a secretary in theocracy and that is unacceptable so all because i feel out of desperation they know that they don't have the support of the rest of the population of bahrain they have turned to these violent means the protests are gathering momentum and allegations of torture in prisons are leading to serious international pressure being put on. so bahrain's rulers find themselves in a tough position they want dialogue with dissenters but the question is whether they will be satisfied with what the king has to offer a legacy or shift key r.t. reporting from the kingdom of bahrain. on the way there's no letup in cairo as the egyptian opposition stands firm in its demands despite
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more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. corporation day. international stories for you now are not see the opposition in egypt for more protests and boycott a referendum on the draft constitution present mercy has already given up his sweeping powers but failed to appease his opponents as he maintains the poll on the new charter will proceed next weekend when journalist. with the latest now. this morning president mohamed morsi truck this is on the decision to increase tax
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burdens on the country is a sales tax on consumer goods and services this is seen to be quite popular for him in the face of much to said it's the increased tax burdens were supposed to be part of i.m.f. loan international monetary fund loan for point eight billion dollars in the country's been trying to secure recently definitely these reducing these tax burdens will perhaps make it more popular among the streets however yesterday of course the national salvation front become a nation of opposition forces wanting many of these protests in the city completely reject the concept of referendum set to be next week and have called for protests they say the constitution will only enforce a presidential dictatorship and its. key social economic demands as well as present state of the country as it was drafted by islamist dominated constituent assembly to here in cairo really expecting big crowds on choose day against the president the counter protest was arranged by
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a new coalition of islamic forces supports the president on choose day. they said they want to have a million people on the streets in support of the president of course with the background of violence on wednesday between rival protest groups right here at the presidential palace which bloody scenes in the streets of cairo such a recent eight we've now been told the president has also made a tree to step in and secure the nation in addition to giving powers to arrest citizens this has been much criticism from the protesters who feel that the military will take a heavy hand comes up with. egypt hosni mubarak stepped down last last year which witnessed quite a heavy and bloody crackdown on protesters during the last two in the transition period last night at the protest in front of the presidential palace protesting school. of the military's human rights violations towards protesters on the
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screens of a president the president said on the walls of the presidential palace they said to remind people of what the military is capable of right now the republican guard still have their tanks outside their palace they have erected twelve foot barriers which the protesters define as to push through but it's still a sign that maybe we'll see more tanks on the streets as their dissent continues in the lead up to this controversial referendum. where analyst william engel says egyptian minorities will bear the brunt if the muslim brotherhoods constitution comes into force. the whole decree was a saint to begin with so loud the president through. the proposed new class of two should know no referendum for the fifteenth of december not given the opposition and the liberal groups and secularists and so forth time to really debate it openly in the countries of the borders have an informed choice the coptic christian groups are threatened if the book brotherhood gets its constitution and imposing sharia law other groups of muslims for example places of worship are under
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attack in egypt and likely will be increasingly actual so this this really is a major major future of. democracy in egypt. one of mercy's former rivals for the presidency formal rivals a man who says and now a prominent opposition leader he says the political crisis is no excuse for failure to solve key social challenges and here's a preview for you of the full interview on air at eighteen thirty g.m.t. . fifty percent of the country. is lives in poverty the illiteracy the. unemployment the usual problems that have not been addressed on this moment this is the point that one many of us as citizens i was liberals as nationalists that believe that. we are losing time. if we
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come to a conclusion and do a national consideration that with the care of everything national conciliation is our responsibility as a society but. it is the responsibility of the president the government and. this is the point it is their responsibility too big conciliation to do that. to start working to deal with the ills of the society because there is a battle about constitutional order difference who is about the constitution but this should not cause or stop the government from moving on dealing with the problems that we as people feel that they have to be addressed and as immediately as we go. we're going to syria now russia says there's no evidence the government in damascus will use
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chemical weapons adding that it believes the biggest threat to the country is if the militants get their hands on the arsenal. washington is also concerned about the weapons and his name down a red line threatening rep a caution is if they're used by either side given the recent advances on the battlefield this is where it gets hold of the no thank you meanwhile rebel groups are uniting on that one military command latest western supported effort to topple the assad regime but he spoke to a political activist who says fighters could stage a chemical attack to discredit the guy whose opinion away from military intervention. the danger is that the west is aware of such materials in syria at the same time it's going to be used against the syrian government as a pretext for intervention united states has recently started listing parts of the syrian armed opposition all of the armed opposition in syria as terrorist organizations that say something that is probably aware of that part of the of the
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armed opposition in syria and probably they seem most powerful part of the armed opposition who are the no surprise probably aren't possession of sir such materials and probably are planning to use them. britain says e.u. foreign ministers are going to discuss israel's recent decision to build more settlements in the palestinian territories is expected at the meeting later on monday will condemn the occupation this comes as they have asked leadership in gaza valid not to give up an inch of their lands. khalid meshaal also condemned the expansion plans refused to recognize israel's legitimacy it will respond by saying it would never actually withdraw from the west bank claiming that would undermine its security the country criticize the recent u.n. vote upgrading the diplomatic status of the palestinians and vowed to continue building new settlements which are considered illegal under international law for
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journalists gideon levy gave r.t. this view of the standoff. these really probably. doesn't seem to be. very troubled by the u.n. resolution the fact that israel saw isolated. and also about the government is known as the united states continues to support. the concern is. this big. but still. use the europeans supporting basically supporting israel. but next week a recap of the highlights from the world sport. the
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sun rises over what seems like an most forest here in town your reactions quite hundred kilometers north of light of our stock and much of the world it's disappearing at a catastrophic rate. margaret . both illegal and those finding ways to outsmart the system for filing down the forests of the region for them profit goes well beyond the future of our planet and the result could be an ecological crisis the world wildlife fund for nature makes regular trips to help local rangers do what little they can to stop the logging but it's not easy logger set up trucks making them hard to reach in an already rough terrain and have mastered ways to jump through legal loopholes this is a nature reserve were only sanitary logging of disease trees is allowed according to law and not a single berry can be picked but loggers like this use their sanitary logging
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permit to cut down absolutely healthy trees and sell the profitable timber over the border in china we are on the hunt for illegal loggers and it's not going to be easy to forests. and our chances are slim now for now we can stay in our dreams but as soon as we find tracks we'll have to drop our wheels and get out silently in order not to scare the loggers off alexander some morning has been a ranger for over twenty five years he can spend weeks at a time tracking a single group of loggers easier to work when snow falls in autumn it's impossible to find human tracks and even transport tracks are hard to see after hours of driving we get sent in the right direction by word of mouth you can see that the ground just soft here which means that twelve tractor trails are very fresh which in fact means that we need to be quiet in order to not scare them off as we get closer. but this team says they're illegal but have no
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documents now xander can now call the police to take over his work here is done he is overwhelmingly outnumbered there are too few rangers working in the promote the region and the w w f says the government isn't doing enough to stop it the government now. all forrestal just liaison so as soon as the bells and so on the river grabs a new forest chord and according to the off every forest service the guys in waltham in the in the forest through the still the forest cords still doesn't work just do what you do with no one tries to stop them in just five years the force will be gone they'll sell it all to china what will the people who live afterwards do live it's a question more and more people are aware of today climate change in the safety of our environment as a whole are being discussed around the world and perhaps it's those small steps that might be a start to people living in harmony with nature. hello
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welcome to the sport show with me kate partridge and here's a clip of what's coming up. when to champions discuss found brave the cold to see the army man feet more dire to want to go into the winter break top of the russian premier league. while capital clash k h l e just another must go stave off a night rally by tesco in a stunning first matchup between alexander ovechkin and paul that suit. and fighting talk a billionaire at the shadows manof talks exclusively to r.t. about two of his big passions leading all still to silverware and fencing took gold in the future. but first has got moscow will go into the winter break top of the
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russian premier league after beating rock bottom or davy a two on anderson they'll be some relieved players and phones as the cold weather starts to settle across the country which of import reports. to the fans from around the world will go to great lengths to support their fate. it seems however some fans and russia have to put up with more than most is the temperature drops well below freezing but the onset of winter. while other stadiums around europe such as the dumbass arena in donetsk ukraine install heaters to keep their supporters warm no such luxury is available to fans in russia who have to put up with temperatures that can dip as low as minus twenty is just an additional one so it's in but of course it's not easy to attend a football match in such cold weather when the temperature is below freezing it's difficult to stand for more than fifteen minutes without feeling the cold your whole body is absolutely freezing i don't think it was the best decision to have matches in december we were better off before when the season finished in late
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november as the temperature was much warmer and above freezing probably an hour the fans of all ages were quick to agree that no matter how cold or uncomfortable the weather gets the most important thing is getting their side the support they need for that but don't really like the weather to be honest but i can still support what seems you can also keep warm if you're supporting your team the right way and my mother by that we have to support our team no matter what the weather is like snow rain all sunshine i will never abandon my side and will always come to support the side that the players are trying hard out there on the pitch and the current believe that without any support. thankfully for the fans i'm players this will be the last round of matches played before the winter break and from a large number of into seats this couldn't happen soon enough think of russian football find can certainly be a factor starts with the mystic season only concluding it may december that means that the temperatures plunge well below freezing point that santa case
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a scratch say scotty yeah there are certainly a lot of empty spaces around with the game ended with the home side says carr winning two one which certainly sent a fan's home happy however the players were quick to add that the cold certainly didn't make it easy but if the. did some more than others because we know. we have to. go with the right thing. i think it's ok to have course it's. the best way to play football in. quite you see the difference we know. the players want to have a break of around a month before they start pre-season training in late january sinitta n g n rubin will start earlier israel be involved in the europa league knockout stages which given the way in the middle of february. but for the rest of the clubs in russia their domestic campaign will resume on the tenth of march.

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